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post #12 of 17
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Does anybody have expirience with tractor supply chicks? Are they healthy? Reviews?


     Right now I am very upset with TSC.  I have never gotten any livestock from them before.  My chicks have either come from neighboring hatches, my own birds or hatcheries. 

    My husband wanted to try bantams so we brought home six assorted bantams yesterday..  They looked fine, but we had been told they were supposed to have arrived Monday but they came in Wednesday, just before we picked them up. Perhaps I should have been suspicious when the clerk suggested we get probiotics and electrolytes for their water since they had just come in.

     We came home and they were put in my EcoGlow Brinsea 20 brooder.  Until this point, I have never lost a chick in the brooder.  Perhaps because they were bantams, I don't know but in 24 hours 3 have died and two more don't look so great.  They don't have pasty butt or sneezing or coughing or a discharge.  They just die.

    Anyone have any ideas or know what TSC's guarantee on chickens is?

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I'm so sorry for your losses😢
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I've gotten chicks from Tractor Supply for 3 years and only 1 out of the 24 chicks died. I got 4 bantams once and they were great! I guess some Tractor Supply's are different then others.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #16 of 17

Welcome to BYC!! :welcome Glad you joined us!! I got pullets from from tractor supply and although they did seem a bit tuckered out the first day, (which I TOTALLY expected, since they'd just been shipped in that day to the feed store and had been born just the day before!!!) they perked up the second day and were up and running around!!!  :weee

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HI ! I'm Sorry about Your Chicks . Yesterday  My Daugther -in -Law  went to Tractor Supply and got 6 Bantams .Then Called and  ask" IF She could put Them in My Coop."  I told Her it's to cold and that My Chicken's will Kill Them.She has Cats and Works all day .....so She Gave Them to Me  to raise for Her.! She lives about 45 minutes from Me . I told Her She Needed Starter and Grower and some Sav-A-Chick' . She came with Chicks and all . When She opened the box the Chicks were almost gone . They were Cold and Thirsty . I put them on Paper Towels on My Heat Pad  and started giving Them  some SAv-A Chick. In no time at all All 6 were happy and chirping :weee:weee:weee:weee:weee:weee. by the way 1 had a pasty butt ,but that was took care of. Today They are all  fine.  The Chicks She got came from Town line Poultry in Michigan and We live in Eastern Ky. Ask where the Chicks came from.  Stress is a major Thing with Baby Chicks. Call You Tractor Supply .  Some Stores will replace Them if They die in a day or Two . I got Chicks from Tractor Supply last year and They are all  producing Large White Eggs. Again I'm Sorry about Your Chicks .:hit Hope You better luck next time.

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